- Team: Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs
- Date/Time: 11-01-2018
The Los Angeles Lakers (13-27) goes for his or her third consecutive victory once they host the San Antonio Spurs (28-14) on Thursday as home underdogs.
The Lakers have won two consecutively carrying out a season-high nine-game losing streak that saw LaVar Ball make critical comments of Luke Walton and youthful players for example Kyle Kuzma speak up openly to aid the mind coach.
Point spread: The Spurs opened up as four-point favorites, based on sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)
National basketball association betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 108.-104.2, Spurs (National basketball association picks on all the games)
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Why the Spurs can cover multiplication
The Spurs are clearly the highest team within this matchup and also the best opponent Los Angeles will have to shut out its current five-game homestand.
The Lakers have still unsuccessful to pay for multiplication in seven of the last 10 games, based on the OddsShark National basketball association Database, and they’ve nowhere near the standard experience since they’re so youthful.
While San Antonio is anticipated to experience without Kawhi Leonard (shoulder) and Rudy Gay (heel), they continues to have the league’s top coach in Gregg Popovich.
Why the Lakers can cover multiplication
Los Angeles appears to possess get together in winning its latter games, something anxiously required to save the team’s season as a direct consequence of Ball’s comments.
His boy, Lonzo, had 11 rebounds and 11 aids in a 99-86 victory from the Sacramento Nobleman on Tuesday, however the Lakers can continue to play far better, because they switched the ball over 26 occasions making just 13-of-21 free-throw attempts (61.9 %).
The youth of Walton’s team should benefit them within this place because the Spurs is going to be playing shorthanded.
Los Angeles broke an eight-game series losing streak having a 102-95 win at San Antonio last April 5 like a 13.5-point road underdog, which was lacking Ball and Kuzma.
The Lakers are 4-3 ATS previously seven conferences, and also the Spurs coping injuries to Leonard, Gay, Parker And Eva Longoria (ankle) and Danny Eco-friendly (groin).
Los Angeles includes a great chance to complete this homestand strongly by beating among the best teams in the western world, so search for that to occur using the team’s rookies at the forefront.